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United States Department of State / Foreign relations of the United States diplomatic papers, 1937. The British Commonwealth, Europe, Near East and Africa

Turkey,   pp. 941-958 PDF (6.1 MB)

Page 941

611.6731/191: Telegram
The Amba8sador in Turkey (MacMurray) to the Secretary of State
                               ANKARA, November 6, 1936-4 p. m.
                               [Received November 6-3: 02 p. m.]
  5. Under Secretary of National Economy has informed Commer-
cial Attache that the Turkish Government desires to enter into nego-
tiations for a commercial treaty along the lines of those previously
concluded by you.
  Commercial Attache, who had consulted with me in anticipation of
such a suggestion, assured him that any Turkish proposal would re-
ceive your sympathetic consideration. I beg to request such instruc-
tions as you may have to give me with a view to the formal proposal
which the Turkish Foreign Office will probably present to me in the
near future.
611.6731/191: Telegram
    The Acting Secretary of State to the Ambassador in Turkey
                         WASHINGTON, November 19,1936-6 p. m.
  1. Your 5, November 6, 4 p. m. The Department assumes that
reference is intended to a trade agreement to be negotiated under the
Act of June 12, 1934.1
  If the Turkish Government presents a formal proposal, you should
receive it and state that you will bring it to the Department's atten-
tion where it will be given most careful and sympathetic consideration
with a view to determining what opportunity exists for the negotiation
of a useful agreement under the principles established in the trade
agreements program.
  You should, however, seek to avoid giving the impression that we
will be prepared to open negotiations at any early date. The possi-
  48 Stat. 943.

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